Where is the Bid Room and how can I contact the Bid Room?
Inocencio DoCanto, Bid Room Manager
1 Ashburton Place, 16th floor, room 1610
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-4003
Fax: (617) 727-5514
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
How can I get a copy of plans and specifications for advertised Construction projects?
DCAMM does not mail out plans and specifications to bidders. Messengers and other types of pick-up and delivery services are the agent of the bidder and DCAMM assumes no responsibility for delivery or receipt of the documents. Bidders are encouraged to take advantage of rotating credit plans and the specifications blanket deposit bond program to encourage the easy accessibility of documents to contractors.
If you are using Federal Express or other courier services of your choice, you must mail your deposit and include a request for mailing and include your account number.
No personal checks nor cash can be accepted as deposits. Bidding documents may be examined at the DCAMM office and copies obtained by depositing a company, treasurer's, cashier's, or official bank check payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Refund will be made to those returning the documents in satisfactory condition within 10 days after the opening of the general bid.
Bid Room Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
What form of deposit is required to obtain copies of bid documents?
No personal checks or cash can be accepted as deposits. The bidding documents may be examined in DCAMM's Bid Room and copies obtained by depositing a company, treasurer's, cashier's or official banks check payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Refunds will be made to those returning the documents in satisfactory condition within 10 days after the opening of the general bid.
Who can bid on DCAMM projects?
Every General Bidder must be certified by DCAMM for the category of work and for no less than the bid price plus alternates of the project being bid.
Contractors wishing to submit filed sub-bids on public building projects must first be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance ("DCAMM") for that sub-bid trade, showing that the Sub-Bidder has been approved to bid on projects of the category of work required. Every Filed Sub-Bidder must submit with each filed sub-bid, a Filed Sub-Bidder Certificate of Eligibility and a fully completed Sub-Bidder Update Statement.
For information on how to become certified by DCAMM, see the DCAMM Contractor Certification Forms and Instructions page.
How are bids received?
All bids will be received at the Office of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, Room 1610, 16th Floor, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108. Bids will be accepted no later than the time specified below and will be publicly opened and read aloud in Room 1610. Any bid received after the time and date specified will not be considered.
(a) Sealed bids for the general contract submitted on a form furnished
by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance will be received not later than 2 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Time, whichever is in effect in the
Commonwealth on the date of the bid.
(b) Sealed bids for filed sub-bids submitted on a form furnished by the
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance will be received before 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard
Time or Eastern Daylight, whichever is in effect in the Commonwealth
on the date of the bid.
Is a bid bond required?
Each general bid proposal and each sub-bid for the trade specified must be accompanied by a bid deposit in the form of a bid bond, in cash, a certified, treasurer's or cashier's check issued by a responsible bank or trust company payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the amount of 5% of the general bid or sub-bid amount including all alternatives.
How can Planholders list be obtained?
Planholders lists can either be mailed or picked up. BID ROOM DOES NOT FAX.
Please contact the DCAMM Bid Room for further information at (617) 727-4003.